Reviewed and updated August 2019

In cancer patients and survivors, continued tobacco smoking has a profound negative impact on health and treatment outcomes.

In this rapid learning, you will learn how you can make a difference in the prognosis, survival and treatment outcomes of your cancer patients.

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Refer a patient to the Quitline (137848) today.

Quitline referral forms:
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Useful resources:
  1. US Department of Health and Human Services, 2014. The health consequences of smoking—50 years of progress: a report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 17.
  2. ASCO, 2012. Tobacco Cessation Guide For Oncology Providers.
  3. National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Smoking Cessation. 2015
  4. Stead, L.F., Perera, R. and Lancaster, T., 2006. Telephone counselling for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 3(3).


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